October 20, 2014, 2 Comments

Although we’ve witnessed a breathtaking expansion in the rights of gay men and women to marry in America, it is not the still case in everywhere.   And so, our Empire […]


I Do, I Do, I Do!

August 31, 2014, No comments

In just the last week or two I’ve had the great pleasure to conduct three vow renewal ceremonies, a trend that I hope continues.  Each was uniq ...

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Spring Love: Alex + Chris

June 28, 2014, No comments

Back in April, I married the lovely Alex and Chris, Aussies who were making a new home in New York. He was as handsome as she was beautiful, on that [ ...

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Modern Family: A Penny for Your Thoughts (or a Franc, or Euro, or Forint)

September 25, 2013, No comments

The recent Supreme Court decisions striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and subsequent decisions by the IRS on the tax status of married s ...

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    Dog Days of Summer
    June 19, 2013, No comments

    For a dog loving officiant like me, Saturday was a happy day indeed!  The day was book-ended by two weddings…. both featuring man’s (and woman’s) best friend! My morning ceremony […]

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    A Springtime Stroll in Our Park
    May 11, 2013, No comments

    Just like London has Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and the Jardin du Luxembourg graces Paris, New York boasts of a most fabulous public garden in Central Park. History buffs […]

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    Central Park: New York’s Crown Jewel
    September 18, 2012, No comments

    Romantic couples never tire of exchanging vows in Central Park. The booklet below includes some of the favorite “named” locations in the park including Shakespeare Garden, the Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere […]

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    The Most Romantic City in the World!
    July 22, 2012, No comments

    An astounding number of couples from around America and all over the world find New York’s romantic lure irresistible….and they choose to marry in the Big Apple. For many of […]